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Re: svnadmin dump of hot repository

From: Greg Loscombe <greg_at_eutechnyx.com>
Date: 2005-03-04 15:08:16 CET

I wrote a little backup script in Python using svnadmin --dump -
basically a way to do an incremental backup on several repos. nightly
(or whenever)

http://www.svnforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183

I'm not really a programmer (just the SVN admin) - so it might look a
little nasty, but it seems to do the trick =)

Any improvements or feedback would be great.

(I've improved it a little since, so I might update the forum post when
I get a second)

Greg

Garrett Rooney wrote:

> Ronny Schuetz wrote:
>
>>> It's safe to do it even when it's in use, that's why it's called a
>>> "hot" copy ;-)
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks for the reply, but I meant something different. Currently I
>> need two steps to perform backups of repositories:
>>
>> 1. hot-copy original repository, which is currently accessed by users
>> 2. generate a dump of the just copied version
>>
>> The question was basically, if it is safe to skip step 1 and generate
>> a dump of the active repository directly.
>
>
> Yeah, that's safe, dump just reads from the repository, so it's
> perfectly safe to do while someone is writing to it. Otherwise you
> wouldn't be able to do an 'svn checkout' while someone was committing,
> they're using the same mechanism for reading the underlying repository.
>
> -garrett
>
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